Dell XPS 15-L502x

Specifications

Dell XPS 15-L502xNotebook: Dell XPS 15-L502x (XPS 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.96kg
Price: 1214 euro
Average Score: 81.39% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 79%, features: 72%, display: 59% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 69%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 15-L502x

84% Review Dell XPS 15 Notebook (i5-2410M & GT 540M) | Notebookcheck
Learned from mistakes? After the last XPS 15 already excelled the competition in many ways (e.g. display & sound), Dell now presents a refreshed version of its elegant multimedia notebook. Read in this review if anything, apart from the hardware, has changed in regards to temperature and noise development.
83% Dell XPS 15 review: A long-lasting all-round entertainmenter
Source: PC Authority English
Blending power, panache and a generous range of features, the XPS 15 has been a regular fixture on the A-List with good reason. If you can afford the price of admission, it puts on a spectacular show.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 63% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 63%
70% Dell XPS 15 L502X P11F review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Dell XPS 15 L502X P11F is a well-balanced desktop replacement laptop that will happily deal with everyday tasks and keep the family entertained. However, we can't help thinking that the touchscreen isn't necessary and when you consider it adds £160 to the overall price it just doesn't seem worth it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 L502X
Source: Digital Versus English
Dell has given the XPS 15 all the most recent components, including a Sandy Bridge series processor. This 15.6-inch laptop aims to bring multimedia content to life with a high-end graphics card. With its Full HD panel, Blu-ray player and powerful components, the Dell XPS 15 is perfectly at ease with multimedia use. Promises kept!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Dell XPS 15 reviewed: The legendary XPS gets even better
Source: PC Authority English
We were already fans of Dell’s XPS 15, but the improved performance, incredible stamina and smorgasbord of features make it more alluring than ever. We’d prefer a sturdier lid, but at $1333 the Dell is a fine example of just how much a Sandy Bridge entertainment laptop can offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
70% Dell XPS 15 L502X review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Dell XPS 15 L502X does a very good job with multimedia, and a fair to middling one with everything else. Its size and battery life preclude serious consideration by airport denizens, but if you're a general user who also likes to play a few games and watch movies when you're not working, it's well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell XPS 15 L502X
Source: PC World English
Overall, the Dell XPS 15 L502X does a very good job with multimedia, and a fair to middling one with everything else. Its size and battery life preclude serious consideration by airport denizens, but if you're a general user who also likes to play a few games and watch movies when you're not working, it's well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Dell XPS 15 L501x
Source: Stuff TV English
The XPS is not quite perfection in laptop form, but considering it’s loaded down with goodies and outperforms hardware going for twice the price, it demands to be considered by anyone after a powerful portable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
Dell XPS 15 15.6-inch Core i7 Quad Sandy Bridge Laptop Review
Source: logicbuy English
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2011
Dell XPS 15 15.6-inch Core i7 Quad Sandy Bridge Laptop Vidoe Review
Source: logicbuy English
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2011
80% Dell XPS 15 L502X (Sandy Bridge) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $1,488, the Dell XPS 15 with Intel's second-generation Core i7 processor offers blistering performance, strong graphics, and stellar video and audio playback. If you don't plan on moving your notebook much, the larger Dell XPS 17 offers a 3D 17-inch display, the same great audio, and similar specs for the slightly lower cost of $1,474. And if you're looking for a more portable machine with longer battery life--and are willing to spend more--get the $1,799 15-inch MacBook Pro. Overall, though, those looking for a powerful 15-inch multimedia machine at a reasonable price should put the XPS 15 at or near the top of their shopping list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Dell XPS 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
Touch has come a long way, baby. From the first Windows convertible tablets (which are still being produced by a couple of manufacturers) to the Apple iPad in all of its touch glory, touch-input devices today look and feel a lot better than they used to. The highly configurable XPS 15 is a speedy performer, and the touch screen in our test unit was both convenient and fun. It's a winning touch laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%
Dell XPS 15 L502x: Now with Sandy Bridge
Source: AnandTech English
The majority of this review shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. We know quad-core Sandy Bridge is faster than Clarksfield, and it’s much faster than Arrandale. It also manages reasonable power usage under light loads, although higher loads can definitely suck down power. So take one of our favorite laptops from last year and update the system with a Sandy Bridge CPU and a slightly newer GPU and what do you get?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2011
83% Dell XPS 15 (2011) review
Source: PC Pro English
By adding Sandy Bridge to an already fine laptop, Dell has created an entertainment tour-de-force.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
80% Dell XPS 15 Laptop PC (2011 Update)
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell recently updated its XPS line to include the new Intel 2nd Generation Core i processors. This refresh makes the systems faster with an economical starting price of just $799. Depending on your level of gaming, an upgrade to a full HD display and more advanced video card may be worth considering. In summary, the Dell XPS 15 is a great 15-inch notebook due to its portability, excellent audio quality, and overall value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15-L502X (Intel Core i7-2630, 2011)
Source: CNet English
One of last year's most impressively priced high-end multimedia laptops was the Dell XPS 15. Equipped with second-gen Intel Core i-series CPUs and improved Nvidia graphics, the new Dell XPS 15 performs even better than its predecessor, although it's still just as bulky. Also, keep in mind that the XPS 15 ranges greatly in price, from $799 up to $1,500.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 70%
80% Dell XPS 15 L502X (Sandy Bridge)
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $1,488, the Dell XPS 15 with Intel's second-generation Core i7 processor offers blistering performance, strong graphics, and stellar video and audio playback. If you don't plan on moving your notebook much, the larger Dell XPS 17 offers a 3D 17-inch display, the same great audio, and similar specs for the slightly lower cost of $1,474. And if you're looking for a more portable machine with longer battery life--and are willing to spend more--get the $1,799 15-inch MacBook Pro. Overall, though, those looking for a powerful 15-inch multimedia machine at a reasonable price should put the XPS 15 at or near the top of their shopping list.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 L502X (Sandy Bridge) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad Edge E220s is the best-looking and most comfortable small business notebook on the market. Its gorgeous soft-plastic and chrome design makes a bold statement in the boardroom or the coffee shop and its keyboard provides the best typing experience in the business. Plus, its slight frame fits comfortably in even the smallest bag. Our only issue is the E220's below-average battery life, though the approximate 5 hours of runtime will be long enough for many users. If you need more endurance, consider the $855 Toshiba Portege R835, which lasts an hour and a half longer on a charge. However, if you want the ultimate in small business style and comfort, the ThinkPad Edge E220s should be at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 L502X (Sandy Bridge) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $1,488, the Dell XPS 15 with Intel's second-generation Core i7 processor offers blistering performance, strong graphics, and stellar video and audio playback. If you don't plan on moving your notebook much, the larger Dell XPS 17 offers a 3D 17-inch display, the same great audio, and similar specs for the slightly lower cost of $1,474. And if you're looking for a more portable machine with longer battery life--and are willing to spend more--get the $1,799 15-inch MacBook Pro. Overall, though, those looking for a powerful 15-inch multimedia machine at a reasonable price should put the XPS 15 at or near the top of their shopping list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Dell XPS 15 - L502X
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2011
Rating: performance: 65% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Dell XPS 15 L502X
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 30% ergonomy: 50%
80% Dell XPS 15 (L502X)
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
移动高清影院 15寸戴尔XPS L502X评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2011
Dell XPS l502X
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
performance and workmanship excellent
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2011
91% 멀티미디어 환경에 강한 고성능 표준 노트북 PC - 델 XPS15 U560353KR (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%
멀티미디어 환경에 강한 고성능 표준 노트북 PC - 델 XPS15 U560353KR (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.96 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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81.39%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)